Tag: Mike Gee
The Go-Betweens were archetypal storytellers. Like the very best of Australian music, you could find a sense of a life and a nation in the songs of Robert Forster and the late Grant McLennan. The same can be said of the songs of Adele & Glenn – Adele Pickvance and Glenn Thompson – who joined Forster and McLennan in the second incarnation of the Go-Betweens, from 2000-2006. And while the duo’s debut album Carrington St speaks for itself, it also bears lovely traces of the six years spent in that masterclass of pop.
Kurt Wagner & Courtney Tidwell By Mike Gee This is a story of tradition, and breaking tradition; of taking a pre-existing idea and twisting it until it makes sense that a band covering the best songs from legendary country music label Chart Records could also cover the Motörhead/Girlschool duet ‘Please Don’t Touch’… That band is [...]
Underground Lovers Wonderful Things By Mike Gee Twenty years ago, Underground Lovers won the 1991 ARIA for Best New Artist, and in October of last year their second album, 1992’s Leave Me Blind, was named as the 54th greatest Australian album of all time, in John O’Donnell, Toby Creswell and Craig Mathieson’s book 100 Best [...]
Bachelorette Finding Home By Mike Gee For Annabel Alpers, the end of touring her self-titled third album marks the end of the solo artist known as Bachelorette. For the New Zealander, who now lives in New York, it will be a stop after seven years, over which time her lovely, multi-layered, electronic psychedelic ‘60s/girl group [...]
Glenn Richards Fighting The Fatigue By Mike Gee Glenn Richards moved to Hobart earlier this year, to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne for something a little more laid-back. And the time away has done him good; the Augie March singer is ready to hit the road with buddies Dan Luscombe and Mike Noga [...]